Celebrity Interviews

Mo’Nique speaks on Netflix, Gender & Racial Equality and Possible Reconciliation with Lee Daniels

Mo’Nique stopped by Sway In The Morning to talk about how Netflix tried to devalue her worth when trying to negotiate a new comedy special.

The comedian and actress claims that she knows Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock had major 8-figure pay days for their specials, but she was only offered $500k by Netflix. She walked away from the deal and is now calling for a boycott of Netflix.

Also in the interview she discusses the potential of reconciling with Lee Daniels and gives more clarity on the situation with Oprah. Watch the video below. And if you are in the NY area, catch Mo’Nique at Levity Live this weekend.


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